2016 Texas Trifecta at Circuit of the Americas
Registration closed June 15, 2016 11:59 PM on June 15, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration ends June 15, 2016 11:59 PM on June 15, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration opens January 4, 2016 12:01 AM on January 4, 2016 12:01 AM CST Registration runs from January 4, 2016 12:01 AM to June 15, 2016 11:59 PM
The 2016 / Fourth Annual BMWCCA Texas Trifecta
Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX
BMWCCA Membership is not required - Please see the note below the fees.
The Lone Star, Tejas, and Houston Chapters of the BMWCCA proudly present the 4th Annual Texas Trifecta at the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 track in Austin, TX. This High Performance Driving School will give you the opportunity to drive your car at speed and to experience the potential of the unique combination of car and driver. It is safe, demanding and most importantly FUN! All students will alternate between classroom sessions and time on the track with an instructor. The individualized instruction is a key to this program that has been developed over decades, and compares very favorably with commercial schools costing many times more. Our experienced instructors have come from racing, autocrossing and BMWCCA schools.
The Texas Trifecta will consist of:
High Performance Driver's Education School (HPDE)
We will also be holding an Autocross (points-paying event for Houston and Lone Star Chapter members). You can register for the autocross We are using this site for autocross registration payment collection and will publish an Autocross registration site soon. Look for details and a registration site link to be released on or before April 1st, 2016. If you want to register for the autocross only, select the option for "Autocross-Only" then select only the autocross option (plus any swag you might want).
- HPDE (Saturday and Sunday) - you may chose two days (Saturday + Sunday) with an optional third day (Friday) - option costs depend on the offerings at each driver level (see below)
- Instructor registrations are $250 for all three days of the event. We are only accepting instructors who have several years of instructing experience and prefer those with documented BMWCCA and/or PCA instructional experience or referrals from other instructors.
CONVERTIBLE DRIVERS - Please pay particular attention to the convertible rules! This does NOT apply to the autocross.
Student and Instructor classing / run groups:
Students are assigned to one of four run groups [NOVICE/BEGINNER (Group-D), INTERMEDIATE/Instructed (Group-C), ADVANCED/Solo (Group-B), or ADVANCED+ (Group-A)] commensurate with their experience. Please select the run group that you have your most recent documented and verifiable experience in, and be sure to update your driving history in your MotorsportReg.com profile.
NOVICE/BEGINNER (Group-D) instructed run groups have less than 4 days (or none at all) on a road course driver school. You will be provided with a highly experienced driving instructor, and may register for Friday-only in the NOVICE (D) group.
INTERMEDIATE (Group-C) Instructed run groups have previously been promoted to the intermediate level and will have an instructor for this event. Novice drivers from Friday who are advanced to Intermediate by our instructor cadre may register for the Intermediate run group on Saturday and/or Sunday if space is available. See the event registrar at the end of the day on Friday to do so.
ADVANCED/Solo (Group-B) drivers are considered advanced level drivers with considerably more experience than intermediate level drivers and have been driving solo in Advanced groups for several recent events. At a minimum these drivers will have a check ride with an instructor
ADVANCED+ (Group-A) run group is for VERY ADVANCED level drivers with significant solo experience and who have been driving in the advanced level groups for several years, or have substantial documented racing experience. In most cases these drivers have attended a previous Texas Trifecta event, or are know to the BMWCCA instructor cadre as very advanced drivers.
The event CDI reserves the right to review your driving history and reassign your run group based on his review of your history. Instructor supervision is required at all times while you are on the track. Helmet intercoms are used between the student and instructor to facilitate communication. Intermediate level (Group-C) drivers for this event should have completed at least 3-6 multi-day HPDEs prior to this event (6-12 days on track) and should be Intermediate Level qualified with another in-car instructed event at a minimum, but do not need to have been solo-ed.
Instructed Novice Students (non-solo) Friday-Only - $499/day
Intermediate, Solo/Advanced and Advanced+ Students - $399/day
Instructors (all three days) - $250
BMWCCA Club Racers - $799
Garage Spaces (in the Formula 1 garages w/ bathrooms) - $75/space per day
Autocross - $55 (registration fee payment is via this site)
** NOTE: Part of your registration fees (HPDE students and instructors) pays for your BMWCCA membership. If you have an active membership prior to the event we will attempt to extend your existing membership (early renewal) by one year. Please enter your BMWCCA member number in the registration where indicated if you have an existing membership. If you are registering for this event as an existing "associate" member, please enter your Associate Member ID in your MotorsportReg.com profile with the "A" in front of your member number (e.g.: A1234546) - contrary to the way it appears coming from BMWCCA national.
All drivers and all makes of cars are welcome to register (convertible rules still apply per the registration information posted on the Texas Trifecta website).
Garage Rentals: We will offering garage/space rentals if you are interested in having a covered garage to park your car in and keep your gear during the event. There are a maximum 92 spaces available in the Formula 1 garages (with bathrooms) per day. Garage rental fees are $75/space/day and there are up to four spaces per garage. Garage fees must be paid at the time of registration, however if any spaces are still open during the event you can rent a space through the onsite event registration team.
Host hotel information is still being coordinated. We will email registrants with updated information once we have a host hotel or guaranteed room rates.
Student / Instructor Cancellations: Cancellations must be done by emailing the registrar at LSC.BMWCCA.Registrar@gmail.com. Cancellations received before the cancellation date (May 16th, 2016 at 11:59 PM) will be charged $100.00 per driver - no exceptions and no matter how many days have been registered for with the exception of the Autocross-only participants. Garage cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee of $25/space/day before May 17th, 2016. Our event policy is that there are absolutely NO refunds for cancellations requested on or after May 17th, 2015.
BMWCCA Club Racer (NON STUDENT DRIVERS) Registration Process:
All racers participating in the club racing series at the Texas Trifecta must register at www.BMWCCAClubRacing.com using this link
Payment for your racing event and any optional items such as T-Shirts and garage space rentals must be made here.
Race cancellations must be done by emailing the registrar at LSC.BMWCCA.Registrar@gmail.com and the club race coordinator - Bruce Heersink.
Race cancellations received after May 16th, 2016 will be charged $100.00 per driver, and after June 1st, 2016 there will be no refunds. This is due to our requirement to pre-pay the track fees before the event occurs.
Questions about this event: Contact our Event Chair - Steve Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org